My latest furniture re-do started out like this:
And now looks like this:
This darling chair was an estate sale find and cost me $10. I loved the sweet little frame, the wood structure was sturdy, and I couldn’t pass up the price. I have a thing for chairs.
I had originally planned on simply adding some foam and recovering the seat, but when my 3 year old got involved in the project, those plans quickly changed.
You see, his favorite color is red.
Enter Exhibit A: Mommy’s Favorite Chair in the living room that was next on the roster for re-upholstering, and happened to be….red.
When my son learned of my plans to recover the chair, he had a brainstorm. He asked me if I could find a chair for him, paint it red, and use the fabric from my red chair to re-cover it. Yes, this was an actual conversation that I had with my 3 year old about interior design.
Enter Exhibit B: Little antique chair in need of some TLC.
Since I opted for spray paint instead of chalk paint, I sanded the chair with 150 grit sandpaper after disassembling the seat.
I also taped off the bottom of the feet and used my Q-tip technique to protect the screw holes from filling with paint.